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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Windy and turning colder throughout this Thanksgiving Day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete holiday weekend forecast, coming up.





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Cattlemen are hoping the U-S Department of Agriculture will change the way it notifies the public about potential probelems now that a suspected case of mad cow disease has turned out to be a false alarm.
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The market appears to be rebounding, but the latest scare depressed prices in Virginia and across the country.
Officials with the Virginia Cattlemen's Association hope the U-S-D-A will look at its procedures for warning the public.
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((BILL MCKINNON/VIRGINIA CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION; YES WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AS AN INDUSTRY TO KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED, BUT CERTAINLY WE HATE THIS SCARE THAT WAS RUN PAST CONSUMERS, THAT THE INDUSTRY WOULD LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL THERE IS A POSITIVE TEST BEFORE ANY ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE.))
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McKinnon says he's convinced that current safeguards will protect consumers.
He says his family will be eating prime rib for Thanksgiving dinner.
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[7-11Air-Travel]


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Flights are on time today at Lynchburg and Roanoke airports -- but fliers weren't so lucky yesterday.
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Low lying clouds and fog prevented many planes from taking off or landing. That meant long hours of waiting for those stuck, or waiting to pick someone up. Now airline officials hope the weather is clear for the weekend, when even heavier crowds are expected.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN/AIRPORT SPOKESWOMAN; SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ARE GOING TO BE VERY HEAVY DAYS, OUR HEAVIEST DAY WAS LAST FRIDAY WHEN STUDENTS WENT OUT, BUT THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ARE GOING TO BE VERY BUSY, SO IF YOU'RE DEPARTING THE AIRPORT GET HERE AND HOUR TO AND HOUR AND A HALF AHEAD OF TIME, SO YOU'LL BE SURE TO CATCH A FLIGHT.))
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Officials say anyone flying should call their airline to find out whether to expect delays.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Breezy, with temperatures dropping throughout the day.
Look for numbers in the 30s and 40s by this evening.

Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Thanksgiving forecast, coming up.[55-11Turkey-Tax]


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A 400 year old tradition in Virginia continued on the front steps of the governor's mansion yesterday.
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC, DRUM AND DANCERS.))
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The Mattaponi (Matta-po-nye') and Pamunkey (Puh- Monkey) tribes presented Governor Mark Warner with two freshly killed deer and one goose as their annual tax payment. The ceremony has taken place every year since 1646, but tribal leaders say it's more about the future than the past.


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((CHIEF WILLIAM "SWIFT WATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY CHIEF: IT HELPS SOLIDIFY OUR GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. IT ALSO SOLIDIFIES OUR SOVEREIGNTY AS A SEPARATE STATE, IF YOU WILL, SO FOR THOSE TWO REASONS IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US THAT IT CONTINUES.))
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Mattaponi Chief Carl "Lone Eagle" Custalow says he's proud of the bond his tribe has with the Commonwealth. He also presented Governor Warner with a "talking stick" that's supposed to keep others quiet while he speaks.
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[55-11Football-Betting]


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People are putting their money where there mouths are when it comes to this weekend's game between U-V-A and Tech. But the experts say it's better to put your money where the STATS are.
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Ken Massey knows about computers and sports.
His model is one of six used in the BCS rankings nationwide.
The Hollins professor says computers are also used to predict *winners* in Vegas- and that makes it tough to beat the odds.
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((KEN MASSEY/Hollins University Assistant Professor: YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN DO IT BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S EVER BEEN PROVEN YOU CAN CONSISTENTLY BEAT THE SPREAD.))
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Roanoke College Professor Roland Minton came up with his own computer model to rank teams- and help teach math.
So who does Minton think will win the Tech game Saturday?
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((ROLAND MINTON: I THINK TECH'S GONNA WIN. THAT'S NOT MY COMPUTER TALKING. I LIKE TECH BETTER SO I THINK TECH IS GONNA WIN.))
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By the way, Minton's computer system has Tech favored to win by four because of a home field advantage.

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The holiday tree that'll take center stage in the nation's capital this year is first saying a long goodbye to its roots in Virginia.
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The U-S Capitol Holiday Tree is visiting 34-different sites before heading to Washington, D.C. on November 29th. Yesterday the 27th and 28th stops were in Craig County and Roanoke. Folks braved the rain to get a peak at the 67- foot tall Red Spruce from Highland County. If you'd like to track the tree's progress,
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect a big cooldown for this Thanksgiving-- as temperatures eventually drop into the 30s and 40s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your holiday weekend outlook, after the news.





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Police in Richmond have arrested a 15 year old for making explosive devices that scared a neighborhood for more than a week.
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The mysterious blasts have frightened residents since the beginning of the month. Earlier this week, police recovered three pressure-producing devices of the type that are believed to have caused the noise. They won't specify what materials they're made of. The teenager has NOT been identified. Authorities say other young people might also have been involved. The charges carry a maximum penalty of ten years in prison.
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Dr. Cecil Knox has had a relapse of his Non- Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
That's why his trial did not begin as scheduled the first of the month.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 2003]

Knox was due in federal court November 1st to be re-tried on the OxyContin fraud and racketeering charges that ended in mis-trial and acquittal a year ago. But no one would say *why* it was continued... until now. The defense filed a motion yesterday, saying Knox's doctor is exploring "treatment options" but won't have an assessment before January.
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Attorney Tony Anderson confirmed for NEWS 7 that Dr. Knox has had a re-occurance of the cancer, but he says "we're no closer to knowing how we're going to treat it."

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A tradition nearly 400- years old continued on the front steps of the governor's mansion yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Mattaponi (Matta-po-nye') and Pamunkey (Puh- Monkey) tribes presented Governor Mark Warner with two freshly killed deer and one goose as their annual tax payment. The ceremony has taken place every year since 1646, but tribal leaders say it's more about the future than the past.


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((CHIEF WILLIAM "SWIFT WATER" MILES/PAMUNKEY CHIEF: IT HELPS SOLIDIFY OUR GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. IT ALSO SOLIDIFIES OUR SOVEREIGNTY AS A SEPARATE STATE, IF YOU WILL, SO FOR THOSE TWO REASONS IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US THAT IT CONTINUES.))
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Mattaponi Chief Carl "Lone Eagle" Custalow says he's proud of the bond his tribe has with the Commonwealth. He also presented Governor Warner with a "talking stick" that's supposed to keep others quiet while he speaks.
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